Sunday, May 03, 2009


Communion, Belgie, originally uploaded by - di.

In Belgium, children take their First Communion at 6 and there is a small celebration marking the moment.

I was delighted to be given the opportunity to photograph the daughter of friends in her Communion clothes while I was in Ieper and this was a particular favourite from that day.


V-Grrrl said...

I love all the textures and soft shadows, and of course, her hands, a Di Mackey trademark shot.

furiousBall said...

so beautiful Di

Barbara said...

Stunning photograph (your trademark hands, as V-Grrrl said), stunning dress - love the trio of buttons up on the left - and it brings back such memories.

lizardrinking said...

Beautiful picture. 6 is early, but then, I think my holy communion was at 8, not that much later.

Di Mackey said...

Isn't it odd that others see what my trademark shots and/or favourite colours often before I do, Ms V. Mark commented on the colours that I seem drawn to again and again in my photography and I find it fascinating because it's usually unconscious until somebody tells me :)

Thanks Van.

It was a beautiful dress on a lovely little girl, Barbara :)

I have no idea how old I was Lizardrinking but it happened :)